Community Service Committee
Nancy R. Wilson, Chairperson


Garberville Rotary follows the guidelines of Rotary by encouraging and fostering the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life.  The projects listed below are local projects chosen to include the goals of Environmental Protection, Urban peace, Concern for the Aging, AIDS Education, and Functional Literacy.  Other Community Service Projects fall under International Service.


History of Local Community Service Committee Projects.


1.  Tooby Park:  ongoing project:

      Past:  placed playground equipment, provided concrete based picnic tables,

      financial support for garbage and water testing

      current commitment None


2.  Town Clock:  on going maintenance                                                                          

      Future involvement:  thermometer


3.  Downtown Garbage Pickup:  Joint project with KMUD                                                 

     Future involvement:  maintenance


4.  Community Beautification Projects                                                                                 

     A.  South end landscaping project

     B.  Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District                                                  

           Past:  Parking lot curbs and paving, storage building

           Future involvement maintenance


5.  Library Project                                                                                                 

      2000 - 2003 Community Partner with Garberville Public Library  to create

      a group of Docents to assist people learn how to access the Internet,

      individual  Rotary members buy History books and videos for the library .


6.  Mattole Salmon Restoration Project, So. Fork of Eel River

      Past involvement:  Loan of tanks-pipe-equipment and feed


7.  Women's Shelter, WISH

      Past support:  donations

      Numerous  donations  for rent                                                                            


 8.  Community Cornerstone

      Past and Ongoing Support:  summer games, barbecue

      Expansion building project  2002                                                                               



 9.  Benbow Lake State Park

      Past:  Par Course, permanent stage and 2 storage buildings

      put on dinner for Shakespearian actors from England


10.  Institute for Sustainable Forestry

       put on general meeting dinner at the Mateel


11.  Healy Senior Center

Past involvement:  remodeling roof and rooms                                                                   

 In development stage 2000 to 2001


12.  School literacy project:  now in vocational service


13.  SHCHD (Hospital) project 2001-2002 Built wheelchair ramp to garden,

 put in hand rails

Rotary International Foundation Grant of $1000


14. Hospice sidewalks and patio, wheelchair access and beautification of yard

2002-2003 Project

Rotary International Foundation Grant of $1000


15.  WISH Woman's Shelter 2003-2004 project

Provided interior paint, screens for windows


16.  Monthly purchase of books for the Garberville Library.  Books given in the

name of  the weekly speaker.


Previous projects of note:  Construction of fireplace at Scout Camp Ravencliff, Soccer Field at Redway School, Playground at Garberville School District, Scoreboard at Southfork High School, roofing Southfork High School.